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Heavyweight boxing champion Jess Willard wore these silk shorts between 1911 and 1923. Born in Pottawatomi County, Kansas in 1881, Willard was crowned world champion in 1915, defeating Jack Johnson in a controversial boxing match. Willard held the title for four years.
Date: between 1911 and 1923
Item Number: 221176
KSHS Identifier: 1994.28.9
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Athletes
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Boxing
Date - 1910s
Date - 1920s
Objects and Artifacts - Personal Artifacts - Clothing - Clothing, Outerwear - Shorts
People - Notable Kansans - Willard, Jess, 1881-1968
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts